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Old Dec 28th 2010, 9:53 am
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Whats the lingerie mag fluffy?
http://www.lingerieinsight.com/

It's published by ITP's British arm, but I'm sure they maybe to send you a link to the digital edition, or maybe even a hard copy.
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I worked for them until a few months ago, designing the mags, it was good there. ALthough they pay buttons.
So I've heard, but compared to what you can get in the UK at the moment, I'm not complaining (yet)
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Old Dec 28th 2010, 11:32 am
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I'm planning on leaving in about a year or 18 months, Dubai is great - brilliant weather, loads of things to do and amazing places to see and above all a great way of life.

Saying that if it wasn't for the sun and tax free salary there's no way on earth I'd be here, I mean, who would right?

So we're thinking ahead and planning on the next move - Oz is amazing but too far away from home and family, so can anyone suggest anyone good to go and live and work? Places they have been?

Mrs Spugsy quite likes Singapore, I know people in Hong Kong who are happy and also a few in Kula Lumpur.

Basically I want somewhere that is more relaxed than Dubai (After my run in with the police I've come to realise that this country isn't for me), not aggresively religious, low or even tax free and not the other side of the world.

Any suggestions?

Thanks all....
Well, everyone I know who's lived and worked in Singapore just loved it - everything about it really.
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Well, everyone I know who's lived and worked in Singapore just loved it - everything about it really.
Was reading on the Singapore BE Forum recently that its apparently even more expensive than here. It was cheaper to fly to Kuala Lumpur and stay in a hotel there to watch a band in concert than watch the same band perform in Singapore. Just repeating what I read.
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Yep, I would go back to Singpore like a shot....

I'll let ya know about Shnghai in due course....

The US? California, yes. The rest of it - nah....
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Old Dec 28th 2010, 1:17 pm
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Yep, I would go back to Singpore like a shot....

I'll let ya know about Shnghai in due course....

The US? California, yes. The rest of it - nah....
Looks like a trip over there could be in order, and as it happens a lad I worked with over here is there now also.
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Yep, I would go back to Singpore like a shot....

I'll let ya know about Shnghai in due course....

The US? California, yes. The rest of it - nah....
I'm guessing they have a biggish UK expat crowd?
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Was reading on the Singapore BE Forum recently that its apparently even more expensive than here. It was cheaper to fly to Kuala Lumpur and stay in a hotel there to watch a band in concert than watch the same band perform in Singapore. Just repeating what I read.
Interesting....althoguh I hear it's very efficient, no more dealings with knob ends like etisilat, dewa, the police etc
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I'd love to think that I could move back to where I spent my teenage years in the UK, but there aren't many media jobs up here, and those that there are are in TV, which isn't my specialist area.

Personally, I think China, Japan, Australia or the US will be where I go next. I'm originally from Australia and have plenty of family there, so getting in won't be a problem. I've heard good things about China from people that I know who've worked there, and Japan has always held a special place in my heart.

I'd love to work in the US, and I know if I look to become an industry analyst when I move on, the big three are all based in the US, so it's a good way to get in. It also helps that I know quite a few people based out there in the tech industry, which also may help.

Who knows.

But anyway, Spugsy. Have you considered somewhere in Europe? Or if you just want English speaking places, maybe Canada. Toronto is about 8 hours – the same as Dubai – away from the UK.
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I'm guessing they have a biggish UK expat crowd?
Yep. Visited an Irish mate living there and I absolutely loved it. Coming back to Abu Dhabi after that week was a kick in the balls!
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It's an interesting question. I reckon we'll be here for some time yet as work is going so well, but one day we'll want to move on. I quite fancy Malaysia as a potential final destination. KL is a major city so perhaps an hour out of there.

If things weren't going so well for me here I'd be looking at Singapore or Shanghai as next destinations.
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I haven't really given it that much thought but would quite like Thailand to retire, we hope to say here until retirement
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Old Dec 28th 2010, 1:44 pm
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I'd love to think that I could move back to where I spent my teenage years in the UK, but there aren't many media jobs up here, and those that there are are in TV, which isn't my specialist area.

Personally, I think China, Japan, Australia or the US will be where I go next. I'm originally from Australia and have plenty of family there, so getting in won't be a problem. I've heard good things about China from people that I know who've worked there, and Japan has always held a special place in my heart.

I'd love to work in the US, and I know if I look to become an industry analyst when I move on, the big three are all based in the US, so it's a good way to get in. It also helps that I know quite a few people based out there in the tech industry, which also may help.

Who knows.

But anyway, Spugsy. Have you considered somewhere in Europe? Or if you just want English speaking places, maybe Canada. Toronto is about 8 hours – the same as Dubai – away from the UK.
Europe would be perfect, personally my dream is to live and work in a top agency in Amsterdam - but Europe has money problems now just like the UK, so I won't be back there for a while. Two mates are in Dusseldorf and loving it.

So I'm looking for a non muslim country without high taxes to be honest.
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I haven't really given it that much thought but would quite like Thailand to retire, we hope to say here until retirement
ah but somewhere to retire is a whole different kettle of fish.
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ah but somewhere to retire is a whole different kettle of fish.
you know me Spugsy, I like it here, if Drew lost his job tomorrow we would look at Qatar
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